The Director for Energy Services and Performance Monitoring at the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in the Republic of Ghana, Mr Oscar Amonoo-Neizer has been appointed as the acting Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission.
His appointment follows a terminal leave of Dr Alfred Ofosu Ahenkora who is due for retirement after heading the Commission for almost 15 years.
Dr Ahenkora is seen as one of the fine brains in Ghana’s energy sector after leading the Commission to formulate and develop several guidelines and regulations for the country’s energy sector.
Brief profile of Reverend Amonoo-Neizer
Reverend Oscar Amonoo-Neizer is an accomplished proactive engineer with significant experience in policy and energy management, electrical design, testing, analysis and project coordination.
He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Ghana Business School, a post-graduate certificate in Electrical Engineering from Fachoschule Aachen in Germany and a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ghana.
He has also undertaken professional courses including Utility Regulation and Strategy at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
He has played key roles in national assignments including the preparation of the draft Ghana Electricity Market Rules and the Power Sector Policy Review Document.
He also played a key role in the preparation, launching and implementation of the National Electricity Grid Code for Ghana.
Prior to his appointment as Director for Energy at PURC, Rev Amonoo-Neizer worked as the Head of Power Division and Chief, Office of Technical Regulations at the Energy Commission of Ghana from February 2010 to February 2013.